The elective is organized to provide a comprehensive overview of the practice and application of modern diagnostic radiology. The role of the radiologic subspecialties in diagnosis and treatment in both outpatient and inpatient settings is emphasized.
During the two or four-week elective, students rotate through inpatient and outpatient areas of the department, observing and participating in the procedures performed in the subspecialty sections of the department. In these assignments, the student works with the staff radiologist and resident in a one-on-one setting. In addition, students are expected to attend daily departmental and institutional teaching conferences. Rotating students will be asked to give a case-based presentation on a topic of interest near the end of the block.
The rotation includes experience in Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiology, Breast Imaging, Pediatric Radiology, Fluoroscopy and plain film interpretation.
Specialized elective month blocks may also be performed in various areas of the department, including Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, or Musculoskeletal Imaging. These electives will be limited to one student per month, and they require approval of the course director.